LUTZ, Fla. —
W. LeRoy, “Wink” Eash, 71, passed away Saturday.
He was born in Fairview, Mich., moved to Valrico from Atlanta, Ga. in 1979 and back to Lutz in 2007 after residing in Salt Lake City, Utah for 10 years. Wink worked in the plumbing and swimming pool industries. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Land O’ Lakes. He and his wife were one of the founding couples for Worldwide Marriage Encounter Ministry for United Methodist in Florida.
He is preceded in death by a son, Craig Stanley Eash.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diana Nelson; three daughters, Janell Lockhart and her husband, John, of Lutz, Janeen Salzgeber and her husband, Jim, of Land O’ Lakes, and Angela Howe and her husband, Davis, of Tampa; three brothers, Norval, and his wife, Louise, of Bulls Gap, Tenn., Melvin and his wife, Mary Ann, of Goshen, Ind. and Sarasota, Mervin and his wife, Sharon, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Jay and Jill Lockhart, Ryan, Matthew and Peyton Salzegeber, Conner, Riley and Lindsey Howe.
A celebration of Wink’s life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Land O’ Lakes.
Donations may be made to Wink’s memorial at the First United Methodist Church of Land O’ Lakes or the Wounded Warrior Memorial Fund.
Loyless Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family. Words of comfort may be expressed at LoylessFuneralHome.com.